Verbal inflections in Classical Hebrew and Arabic encode aspectual information such as perfective and imperfective. In modern Arabic dialects, an aspectual system has evolved through the auxiliary usage of bleached verbs, replacing the older system of aspectual inflections. Arguably, a similar process in which bleached verbs acquire aspectual use is now evolving in Colloquial Modern Hebrew. The article discusses the functions of the bleached verbs ‘sit’ and ‘come’ in Colloquial Modern Hebrew and Arabic.
ButtMiriamGeuderWilhelmCoverNorbertvan RijmsdijkHenk“On the (Semi)lexical Status of Light Verbs.”Semi-lexical Categories: The Function of Content Words and the Content of Function Words2001BerlinMouton de Gruyter323370
DahlgrenSven-OlofJosephsonFolkeSöhrmanIngmar“The Relevance of Tense and Aspect in Semitic Languages: The Case of Hebrew and Arabic.”Interdependence of Diachronic and Synchronic Analyses2008AmsterdamJohn Benjamins221247
HusseinLutfiJosephBrian D.ZwickyArnold“Serial Verbs in Colloquial Arabic.”199039When Verbs Collide: Papers from the Ohio State Mini-Conference on Serial VerbsMay 26–27, 1990Columbus, Ohio340354Working Papers in Linguistics
JastrowOttoDurandOlivierLangoneAngela DaianaMionGiuliano“Dialect Differences in Uzbekistan Arabic and Their Historical Implications.”2014Alf lahga wa lahga: Proceedings of the Ninth Aida ConferenceViennaLIT Verlag205212
KimmigRainer“Verb-Verb Sequences in Old and Middle Indo-Aryan: A Preliminary Survey.”2014Paper presented at the Thirtieth South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (sala), Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, University of Hyderabad
Lillas-SchuilRosmariLutzEdzardRetsöJan“A Survey of Syntagms in the Hebrew Bible Classified as Hendiadys.”Current Issues in the Analysis of Semitic Grammar and Lexicon ii2006WiesbadenHarrassowitz Verlag79100